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Pirates tab Wallace's consistent bat in 12th round

Pirates tab Wallace's consistent bat in 12th round

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Pirates tab Wallace's consistent bat in 12th round

Third baseman Beau Wallace did a little bit of everything for Hinds (Miss.) Community College this past season, so the Pirates made him their 12th-round pick (359th overall) on Day 3 of the First-Year Player Draft.

Wallace hit .321 with 33 RBIs and 40 runs scored. He had 17 extra-base hits, struck out 18 times, walked 17, and stole 17 bases in 19 tries. He was even plunked with a team-high 10 pitches in 43 games.

Wallace was a second team All-State selection in the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges.

Before the 6-foot-1, 205-pound infielder arrived at Hinds, Wallace batted .500 in his senior year for Warren Central (Miss.) High School and earned All-State honors. He scored 39 runs and drove in 16 more in 29 games.

Steven Petrella is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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